International Federation of Catholic Universities
International Federation of Catholic Universities' (IFCU/FIUC) is an organisation of over 200 Catholic universities throughout the world.
Created by a Papal Decree in 1948 as the Fœderatio Universitatum Catholicarum it became the International Federation of Catholic Universities in 1965. The federation has its origins in collaboration in 1924 between the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan and the Catholic university of Nijmegen in the Netherlands. The FIUC facilitates, research, partnership and exchange programmes between catholic institutes of education. The secretariat is in Paris; Institut Catholique de Paris.
The IFCU is broken up into a number of regions of the world:
- Federation of European Catholic Universities (FUCE)
- Association of Catholic Universities and Institutes of Africa and Madagascar (ACUIAM)
- Association of Southeast and East Asian Catholic Colleges and Universities (ASEACCU)
- The Organisation of Catholic Universities in Latin America (ODUCAL)
- Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) in North America
- The Xavier Board of Higher Education in India